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Band 6 Rotational Physiotherapist

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Physiotherapist to join the team at Broomfield Hospital on a rotational basis. Our therapy team at Broomfield is now led by a whole new management team with an agreed ethos of improved opportunities for all staff. You will be part of an agile, friendly, highly motivated team of therapists working within multidisciplinary teams delivering rehabilitation and discharge planning for our inpatient adult population. Our 6 month rotations include Orthopaedics -incl both Trauma and Elective (Broomfield/Braintree Community Hospital), Emergency Floor - incl A& E and Frailty, Stroke, Respiratory and Surgery -incl Amputee outpatients, Elderly Care and Specialist Medicine.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for the provision of physiotherapy in the acute setting excellent communication skills, and a desire to grow and develop people and services around them.

Within Mid and South Essex Foundation Trust we offer a robust teaching and training programme with the opportunity to complete Quality Improvement and Audit projects, we provide a supportive and engaging environment to develop and grow our therapists.

If you are interested in the role and believe you hold the qualities we require, then apply today.

Previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

1. Assesses and treats own patient caseload as an autonomous practitioner. Maintains appropriate communications and associated records working as part of the multidisciplinary team.

2. Provides high quality Physiotherapy treatment to patients in particular specialist area.

3. Demonstrates a commitment to continued development of skills and knowledge.

4. Supervises, teaches and evaluates junior staff, assistants and students.

5. May participate in departmental audit and research

Part of the Mid and South Essex clinical pathway redesign , Broomfield Hospital is an innovative, dynamic environment. Our integrated Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Therapy Assistant service has a high profile within the Trust.

You will have experience of working in an acute hospital and facilitating complex discharges using excellent assessment and problem solving skills. Supervision of junior staff, assistants and Physiotherapy students is also part of this role. Therapy Services is a friendly and supportive department with a strong focus on professional and personal development, and a commitment to regular clinical supervision for all staff, as well as rotational and annual appraisal.

There is a requirement for the post holder to participate in the respiratory out of hours on-call service and our weekend and public holiday roster.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description, but some of the responsibilities include
  • You will be responsible for assessing, treating and clinically managing patients with a range of conditions and functional deficits, and creating the treatment program required to achieve a successful discharge.
  • Adheres to HCPC regulations and Physiotherapy professional code of conduct.
  • Complies with documentation standards and is aware of importance of Data Protection Act, and the legal and clinical implications of record keeping.
  • Acts in accordance with Staff Charter and Code of Conduct.
  • Is aware of and implements Trust and Departmental Policies and Procedures.
  • Works as an autonomous Physiotherapist.
  • Recognises own role and works within role as part of department and multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • Has the ability to review personal competencies/practice through effective use of supervision and appraisal of self.
  • Deputises for Band 7 physiotherapist for agreed periods of time and in specified circumstances.
  • Understands the complaints procedure and the need for reporting, and local resolution.
  • Demonstrates effective and assertive behaviour in confrontational and moderately complex situations.
  • Balances clinical and non-clinical commitments with minimal support
  • Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of current issues around Physiotherapy within health and social care

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • HCPC registered physiotherapist


  • Evidence of on-going learning through short, specialist courses
  • Member of CSP

Knowledge & Experience


  • Relevant post graduation, physiotherapy experience working in an acute hospital or intermediate care setting
  • Broad range of band 5 rotations including respiratory (Ideally neuro, resp, msk)
  • Ability to prioritise a caseload


  • Experience of supervising physiotherapy students
  • On call competent

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Court Road



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